Children with Disabilities

A disability includes a physical impairment such as mobility, hearing, visual, and language difficulties, and developmental delays which affect a person’s behaviour, emotional expression, and learning abilities. It includes mild to severe disabilities, from cerebral palsy, paralysis and amputation, to blindness, deafness, autism, and dyslexia. Children may be born with an impairment, or develop one as a result of disease, abuse, or an injury, e.g. many children are the victims of shootings, bombings, and explosions in conflict affected areas. 

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Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

International Disability Alliance (IDA),

In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) has compiled the following list of the main barriers that persons with disabilities face in this emergen

Save the Children,

This resource from Save the Children provides some information regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with disabilities and highlights the need for inclusive responses.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Better Care Network,

This Country Care Review includes the care-related concluding observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.

Vanessa V. Klodnick & Gina M. Samuels - Child & Family Social Work,

This research explains how and why homelessness occurs among youth with serious mental health struggles after aging out of residential and transitional living programmes.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Ron Powell, Elizabeth Estes, Alex Briscoe - Policy Analysis for California Education,

This brief identifies the steps necessary to realize an integrated system of care, reviews two current approaches, and makes recommendations—including specifying policy reforms that would promote interagency collaboration, integration, service delivery, and improved outcomes for California’s children, both with and without disabilities.

Leah P. Cheatham, Karen A. Randolph, Laura Boltz - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current study provides a more nuanced account of foster youth with disabilities’ transitions into adulthood.